Looking to win big? The Governors and Miners face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Miners are hosting the game at Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 138.5 points, and the Miners are favored to win at home against the Governors.
AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS VS UTEP MINERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: UTEP Miners -8.5
This game will be played at Don Haskins Center at 9:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE UTEP MINERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Miners.
- Not only will UTEP pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -8.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Do the Governors Have What it Takes on the Road?
Austin Peay comes into today’s game against UTEP with a 0-1 season record. In the last three games where Austin Peay was the underdog, they have a 0-3 straight-up record. Heading into their game against UTEP, Austin Peay holds an ATS record of 0-1. In their previous ten games, which includes last season’s results, Austin Peay has gone 2-6 vs. the spread.
Austin Peay has started the season with an over/under mark of 0-1-0 after one game, after going 14-14-0 last season. The Governors’ last five games have culminated with an average of 67 points per game and an over/under record of 1-2.
Most recently, the Austin Peay offense finished with just 45 points vs. George Mason. For the game, they hit 3/19 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 28.8%. Leading the team in scoring was Demarcus Sharp with 23 points. Ja’Monta Black also added 6 points for the Governors.
Currently, the Governors’ defense holds the 41st rank in the nation, allowing 63.7 points per game. Austin Peay’s three-point defense is currently 9th in the country at 3.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 45.0% of their shots vs. Austin Peay.
Can the Miners Live Up to the Hype at Home?
The Austin Peay Governors are 1-0 heading into their game against Austin Peay. In their previous ten games at home, UTEP has a record of 3-7, which includes last season. Against the spread, UTEP has a 1-0 record thus far. In their previous three games, the school has a 1-0 ATS mark and an average scoring differential of +24.
Heading into their 2nd game of the season, UTEP has an over/under record of 1-0-0 after going 19-10-1 last season (over/under). The Miners’ have recorded an over/under record of 1-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 110 points per game.
UTEP’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 89 points against UC Santa Barbara. They had an overall field goal percentage of 54% and made 18/31 free throws. Zid Powell led the team in scoring, putting up 23 points. Additionally, Tae Hardy contributed 19 points for the Miners.
At present, the Miners’ defense is nationally ranked 84th, allowing 73.0 points per game. So far, the UTEP defense is giving up an average of 10.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.7 times per game (279th).